Reflections on Meditation
Friday, March 08, 2013
This morning started out rough. Both of my sons wet the bed early this morning. I left for work without having breakfast, taking my medications, without my lunch, and about twenty minutes late for work. So I missed my morning meditation before work. The first few appointments this morning didn't flow well. I finally took the opportunity I have been talking about. I set a timer, went into the quiet room, and had 15 minutes of meditation in the late morning. And the day got better. It was a quiet day, but a good day. I am glad I finally took the time.
I want to thank you for all of the comments and support you have given me in blogging about this. One comment that came up again and again is that people have tried meditation but cannot quiet/still their mind. That's the beauty of it. You don't have to. In mindfulness meditation, there is recognition that the mind's job is to think, to be active. You increase awareness, learn to be more present in the moment by focusing on a single thing, like the breathe. When you notice your mind has wandered, you simply direct it back to the focus. No judgement, no criticism, just awareness. The more you do it, your brain becomes re-wired and it slowly infiltrates other aspects of you life. I have not meditated daily, but it has really changed my life.
I hope that some of you will try it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.